John Kadlecik reprised his Acoustilectric show in Philly a couple of weeks ago at the Ardmore Music Hall. As you can probably piece together, the Acoustilectric format is John playing some acoustic songs and some electric songs, all solo. The show was a pre-party for the Everyone Orchestra.
For his set, Kadlecik tackled “The Pizza Tapes.” The album which was the culmination of two nights in the studio with Jerry Garcia, David Grisman and Tony Rice in 1993. Garcia’s copy of the recordings were later stolen by a pizza delivery boy and bootlegged, hence the name “The Pizza Tapes.” The album was officially released in 2000 with plenty of “Appetizers” or banter between the recordings which give the recordings a ton of character.
Kadlecik performed a good portion of “The Pizza Tapes” including classics like “Long Black Veil,” Bob Dylan’s “Knocking on Heaven’s Door,” Miles Davis’ “So What” and The Animal’s “House of the Rising Sun.”
01 Angels Laid Him Away (missing)
02 Long Black Veil
03 Rosa Lee McFall
04 Drifting Too Far From The Shore
05 Little Sadie
06 Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
07 So What
08 House of the Rising Sun
09 Shady Grove
As an added bonus, tickets to the performance came with free pizza and beer samples!
Thanks to chris cafiero for the awesome footage and SBD recording!